David Wilson’s NFL career is over, but that doesn’t mean his athletic career is. The New York Giants’ first-round pick in 2012 gracefully announced his retirement from the NFL two weeks ago after doctors advised him that he shouldn’t risk further contact that could aggravate a serious neck injury suffered in a game last October. In his farewell speech, Wilson said “I’ll set another dream and be great at that because I always look at trying to be great at whatever I do,” and now we know what that next goal is. The Olympics. Speaking with For The Win from Citi Field, where he was addressing a group of New York City school students as part of the Citi Kids program, Wilson outlined his plan to try and make it to Rio in the triple jump.
Former Giants RB David Wilson to pursue Olympic dream in triple jump
USA Today | Aug 18